I loved doing this tag! Without farther ado, these are my answers…
1. Ace of Shades takes place in the very mysterious, very dangerous City of Sin. Name a fictional city with a personality of it’s own!
In Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi, the author created the city of Kos, inspired by Lagos, where his mother lived before moving to the US. This is city is dangerous and full of life. I also recommend this book since is a Nigerian-inspired novel!
2. The City of Sin is home to three ruthless gangs: the Irons, the Scarhands and the Doves. Tell us about your favorite fictional criminal character/family/group!
Sorina and her illusions are a united family. Amanda Foody’s debut novel, Daughter of the Burning City, portrays a thought-provoking and inspiring family dynamics.
3. Enne and Levi are about to be thrown into a deadly game… Name your favorite book in which the characters must play with, and for, their lives.
This is a difficult one, but I will go with Firstlife by Gena Showalter. It’s a wonderful book packed with action, love and the protagonist is very witty.
4. The Doves are a gang of assassins… What book you’d kill to have in your hands right now?
War Storm by Victoria Aveyard. You can love or hate her books. There’s no middle ground. And I loved Red Queen, so I’m super excited about the last book of the series.
5. The City of Sin is full of people with dark and complicated pasts. Name one book or book series you used to like, but don’t anymore.
There aren’t many books that I used to like and now I don’t anymore. But Shadowhunters is one of them. While The Infernal Devices trilogy is one of my most favorite trilogies, after reading Lady Midnight, I decided to stop reading her books.
6. With complicated pasts abound, we can find many… burnt cinnamon rolls, so to speak. Name a character that has prickly and tough exterior, but is actually a sweetheart deep down!
Another tough question! There are so many, but one of my most favorite cinnamon roll characters is Jack Deveaux from The Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole.
7. Not only anti-heroes live in the Ace of Shades world! In New Reynes, one can find plenty of villains as well. Which bookish character do you just love to hate?
I sincerely don’t know how to answer. I don’t have anyone I love to hate. Or at least nothing comes to my mind right now. Maybe I will update this answer once I know who I love to hate.
8. You, much like our main character Enne’s mother, went missing in the City of Sin. The main character from the last book you read is the one looking for you… How screwed are you?
Then it would be Eliza Mirk, protagonist of Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia.
Well, what do you think about the tag? You can participate as well!
P.S. If you want to know more about Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody, read this post; you’ll also find info about the pre-order campaign.